The Agony of the Russian Idea

The Agony of the Russian Idea

by Tim McDaniel

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ISBN-13: 9781400822157
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 07/13/1998
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 212
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Tim McDaniel is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. His books include Autocracy, Modernization, and Revolution in Russia and Iran (Princeton) and Autocracy, Capitalism, and Revolution in Russia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Cycles of Breakdown in Russia 3
Ch. 1 The Russian Idea 22
Ch. 2 The Dilemmas of Tsarist Modernization 56
Ch. 3 The Logic of Soviet Communism 86
Ch. 4 A Viable Form of Modern Society? 118
Ch. 5 The Failure of Yeltsin's Reforms 162
Notes 187
Select Bibliography 195
Index 199

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A superb explanation of Russia, unmatched in its scope and insights.

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This book attempts to understand Russian politics in a much deeper level than usual sovietology. It tries to crystalize an essence of a constant Russian Society and thus explains the rise and fall of Communism. Moreover, understanding the main point helps to think about the Russia that is to come in the XXI century. A maginficient book